Carlos Tautz is a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. He mostly writes about human rights, international issues and economy.

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'The religion of this people is their land,' say Sr. Dorothy Stang's successors

Global Sisters Report: Jane Dwyer and Kathryn "Katy" Webster, both Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, quietly help support poor agricultural workers in the Amazon in their struggles for land and better living conditions, even amid escalating violence. The sisters continue the legacy of Sr. Dorothy Stang of the same congregation, who was murdered 14 years ago in rural Anapu.

Priest contests charges related to efforts to help Amazon's landless

ANAPU, BRAZIL — Fr. José Amaro's supporters say the charges are politically motivated, meant to discredit the ministry he continued after the 2005 assassination of Sr. Dorothy Stang.